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Love's Labor's Won Audiobook

Love's Labor's Won: Schooled in Magic, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

Two families, alike in dignity - and armed with powerful magic.

The Magical Families of Ashworth and Ashfall have been feuding for countless years, ever since something happened to split one family into two. Now, they have been invited to Cockatrice Faire - when no other magician would dare invite them both. And when it becomes clear that the Ashworth Heir and the Ashfall Heir have fallen in love with one another, Emily finds herself caught in the middle between two powerful families, each one capable of destroying her once and for all.

©2015 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Luke 27/07/2017
    Luke 27/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    again brilliant book great writhing plus great storytelling can't wait to read the next gripping

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    Mr. S. Woolley Manchester UK 05/06/2017
    Mr. S. Woolley Manchester UK 05/06/2017 Member Since 2012

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    "GOOD READ"

    These Audio books arnt being made quickly enough for my liking get a move on please

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fredbear 13/05/2017
    Fredbear 13/05/2017 Member Since 2011

    Mother, Grandmother and dedicated listener!

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    "Another winner in a great series."

    An excellent continuation of an interesting series. It has far more depth than I expected of a 'magic school' story and the truth of the emotional angst suffered not only by teenagers is touching. I admit to already anticipating the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shanny C. 25/04/2017
    Shanny C. 25/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing series!!!!"

    ok.... so i purchased this audiobook not realizing that it's not Book 1 in the series.... its actually book 6 !! and to make matters worse... audible only has books 1 to 7 in this series available. So, because of that mistake, when I listened to this book I was often unsure of exactly what was happening... notwithstanding, there was something about it which encouraged me to give it another try.... so i went to kindle to purchase the next book in the series and i don't regret my decision one bit! I'm in the process of finishing all of the books in the series! (12 so far)
    a long time ago I was mourning the end of the Harry Potter series and i was googling alternatives.... and someone definitely mentioned this series!.... i can see why.... its definitely different and distinct but harry potter lovers will feel at home with this one!
    great series

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    heba moataz 03/04/2017
    heba moataz 03/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "it gets more interesting "

    I love the story I can't wait for the next book and it is getting more interesting

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    richard. Turner 02/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "where the hell is the rest of the series "

    realy got in to the story and it's come to a flat end you can see the rest of the books but can't get them

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    gemma charles 29/03/2017
    gemma charles 29/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Even better than the last - amazing"

    Just when you think that the schooled in magic books can't get any better the next book comes along and its even better than its predecessors.

    I rate these right along side the Belgariad, and I never thought that I would say that about any book.

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  • Amazon Customer
    03/04/17
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    "She claims to know HISTORY!"
    Would you try another book from Christopher G. Nuttall and/or Tavia Gilbert?

    Yes I would but I have been let down the last 4 times so I'm returning this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher G. Nuttall again?

    See above.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tavia Gilbert?

    Sure.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and Disappointment! The main character does not seem to be growing at all. She keeps making the same mistakes. She claims to know history but she flails to remember that real change takes time and fast change is history has always taken force.....meaning people DIE! She is the only person in the world who thinks the way she does but she wants everyone to just do things her way.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ladylaw
    Matthews, NC, United States
    02/04/17
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    "More! More! More!"

    Excellent series!!! I am hooked but frustrated that I can't continue to listen on. Please add the remainder of the books to the audible site.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • T. Barbee
    NEW LONDON, NC, US
    31/03/17
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    "Stick up for yourself Emily"

    I'm waiting for the day when Emily tells all these adults who keep berating her for honest mistakes to stick it. I did not think well of Lady Barb for her tirade. Those who know of Emily's origins shouldn't be taking for granted that she would know any "basic" information about their land.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eric
    Everett, WA, United States
    03/04/17
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    "Not really feeling this story"

    There are times that I found this Emily character to be somewhat annoying and this book regrettably emphasis that fact. She supposedly does not want to be a Baroness yet she consistently uses the power of her position to change lives. Furthermore, she takes no responsibly in the care of said lands and yet again she uses the power of that title. I really hope this aspect her character changes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Trudy Owens
    Orem, UT, US
    20/06/17
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    "not youth fiction; annoying and directionless"

    And now we start with Earth's vulgarities. Heretofore, this had been pretty clean in language, but this volume has damn, sh%^, hell, and f*#, so it is even less of a youth book than it already was for its content. There is a lot of sex, it's not graphic, but they are always talking about it. Given the age of the protagonist, this should have been a good YA book, but parents beware.

    And then there's chapter 20. OMG. The teenaged girl's angst written by a 35-yo man. On and on and on and on about how she doesn't love him, doesn't want him, but does she? Why does it hurt? Read this paragraph 20 times and you'll get the picture.

    Combine that with her indecision about keeping the barony and you'll need a lot of deep breaths and eye rolls.

    And then there's Lady Barb and others berating Emily for not knowing what she doesn't know. YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED!! How do you know to ask about what you don't know you needed to know?

    There doesn't seem to be any direction to this story. It can't decide if it's Harry Potter or Dragonriders of Pern or Romeo and Juliet or sci-fi or what. Emily didn't do well in school on Earth, but she is able to outline steam engines and gunpowder, and has plans to build a computer. Seriously? You think she knows anything about how that works? It's still not clear why she thinks the introduction of gunpowder to this society is a good idea. And, speaking of gunpowder, how did they make their Mundane fireworks without it?

    Did anyone else catch the mention of Col. Stalker in book 1? I keep reading these to see if they will get any better, or link up with the world that Stalker was exiled from, but my hopes are fading.

    The narration is much better than when it started.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kabul
    04/04/17
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    "keep'em coming !
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    I don't think I could call this series absolute favorite.
    That said, I do have a bit of a slight addiction.
    When I read the first book, I was just looking for a new series to read.
    The first book finished. I thought OK, I'm willing to see how far Mr.Nuttall can take this idea.

    That brings us to today.
    I have finished book 6, Loves Labor's Won. I am now wondering if there's anything in Audible's power That could force Tavia Gilbert to read faster. Although, I know rushing a project can and will have an affect on the overall quality on the finished product .

    THIS is a very good series.
    Audible, KEEP'EM COMING.!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ron
    Philadelphia, PA, United States
    05/07/17
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    "Can't wait for 7"
    Where does Love's Labor's Won rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i have listen to over 300 audio books and this is a really good series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love's Labor's Won?

    The Romeo and Juliet comparision with Melissa and Marco


    What does Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Different volce tones for each charactor


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I really cant think of one


    Any additional comments?

    It you like Magic/Mage books than this series if for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chess dilettante
    14/06/17
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    "Emily the enslaver?? And caution for the religious"
    Any additional comments?

    So far I really enjoyed this series but this book really let me down, so I intend to return this book but still give the next one another chance.
    Regarding the headline; there is a part in the book that feels remarkably like watching a TV judge show, in which Emily decides cases while making a point to ignore the lawyers hired by either party and force them to make their cases on their own. There was a sad case in which a family horribly mistreated their slave and cut off her hand and so in recompense they were forced to pay for the healing of the hand and give half of their land and other holdings to the slave girl, and then Emily enslaves the whole family to the absent brother who sounded like he might be ok. The family is dragged away screaming and cursing at being summarily made into slaves for life. Apparently what seems emotionally satisfying = balancing the scales of justice, which is ironic given how the afterword makes a point about how strong emotions can make us take things too far.

    The beginning of the afterword also makes it clear that the author is intentionally expressing her own views through the narrative and Emily. As far as I can remember the previous books refrained from openly attacking religion which was nice, but in this book Emily reveals that she has a thing for the "ideals" of Karl Marx if not his writing (Is it just me or does the author seem to criticize almost everyone's writing that gets mentioned?), and she mentions how she always thought of religion as a pre-TV opiate of the masses. There are so many other ways to criticize and isult religion and the religious that are less overly simplistic and naive, so I guess maybe I should be glad she picked that route.
    Ironically I've been suffering from head, neck, facial and back pain and listen to these books as a kind of opiate you might say. I listen to the Bible too sometimes, but not nearly as often as sci-fi and fantasy, and more for the sake of spiritual self-improvement than as a kind of opiate.

    These were far from the only let downs for me in this book, but I think they're sufficient for the purposes of this review.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Trip Williams
    Upstate, SC, United States
    09/06/17
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    "Just.. HOW?"

    HOW can Nuttall jump from one type of Fiction, into Hard Space Sci-Fi, Then jump into Fantasy, and make it ALL GREAT?!?!? Keep writing, I'll keep Buying!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oldbutproud
    Delaware
    20/05/17
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    "please add the rest of the books"
    If you could sum up Love's Labor's Won in three words, what would they be?

    I love listening to these types of series at work, where I can block out noise and just listen to a great story. Please record the rest of the series- readers are left hanging... the narrator is great with the multiple characters. I remain in awe of people who can do this so well!


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    Tsvia is amazing. She is one of the best narrators and keeps my attention with her clearly voiced characters - how does she do it!


    Any additional comments?

    Please add the rest of the series -I'm hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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